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Old 11-09-2000, 03:55 PM   #5
afwen
Location: Boston, MA
Join Date: Jun 2000
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I find the following thought helpful when I'm in a valley:

Perfecting your Karate is like cutting the corners off a cube: for every large one you cut off, several smaller ones appear; and though to a less advanced student you may appear as a perfect sphere, you are often painfully aware of the many angles that still remain. -Elmar Schmeisser, Advanced Karate-Do

What I take from this is that as we improve, our flaws become more and more apparent to us. This does not mean that we've gotten worse--rather, we have sharpened our perception.

-Alvin

Life is like a long journey with a heavy load. --Tokugawa Ieyasu
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